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A Film by Spencer Ludwig

Flusfeder, David (2010) A Film by Spencer Ludwig. 4th Estate, London, 199 pp. ISBN 978-0-00-725031-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:40682)

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A hilarious and heartbreaking father-son road movie of a novel.

Spencer Ludwig, idealist and filmmaker, is making one of his regular duty visits from London to New York City to tend to his declining but still fearsome father. Driving back from one of their doctors' appointments, Spencer decides not to take the turn to his father’s apartment: instead, they hit the road. Ahead of them will be an emotional ride taking in police and prostitutes, film festivals and gambling in Atlantic City, as father and son try to make sense of each other’s lives and hearts, and their own. To reach, Spencer hopes, a suitably cinematic conclusion.

Item Type: Book
Additional information: This novel experiments with combining cinematic and literary-realist narration, fiction and autobiography. Featuring a declining father and his middle-aged, independent-film-director son on a road trip from New York City to Atlantic City, the novel investigates how first person and other types of narration, as well as cinematic images, could be incorporated into the narrative flow. The novel benefits from research into cinema history, camera technique and screenplay writing. On occasion, the first person narration is interrupted by screenplay form to capture the action as Spencer Ludwig, always making movies in his head, experiences it, and each chapter of the book is headed by a movie still that casts an often ironic light on the action and dialogue following in that chapter. ;
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English philology and language
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Stewart Brownrigg
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 00:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:15 UTC
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